Website Coordinator Wanted

We’re hiring! The Writing Center is looking for a Website Coordinator to start immediately. 

Website Coordinator Responsibilities

Maintain the day-to-day stability and development of The Writing Center’s main and staff websites, and further develop and expand the sites as the needs of the center change.

Work closely with the Media Coordinator and Web Development Team to develop content management strategies for both the sites and the center as a whole, as well as develop the websites to better integrate Writing Center media including social media, video, audio, and visual content.

Required skills

  • Ability to create and troubleshoot web documents using HTML and CSS
  • Familiarity with and ability to problem-solve in WordPress – codex, themes, plugins, widgets, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of MySQL databases and phpMyAdmin

Recommended skills

  • Ability to code PHP and JavaScript
  • Basic knowledge of and/or experience with information architecture and content management
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics

Additional

This position is hourly for an undergrad or grad.  Applicants with the appropriate skill set could also serve as a part of The Writing Center general staff, which includes working with clients on various composing project in one-on-one and small group sessions; and may also include facilitating in-class workshops, especially those on digital topics, e.g., digital video and composing for the web.

Please contact Dr. Trixie Smith, Director of The Writing Center, to apply or ask questions, smit1254 (at) msu (dot) edu . Applications require a letter of interest, a resume/CV, and a writing sample or two.

2 thoughts on “Website Coordinator Wanted

  1. In being a PW student in my junior year, I am certainly familiar with The Writing Center. Recently, during my search for summer internships I’ve asked some Writing Center consultants in my classes for some good suggestions, and I was directed here. I am interested in a career in Website Management & Developing, so I believe this position would be very beneficial to me. I would be very interested to continue to keep in contact with, learn more about, and apply for possible positions at The Writing Center.

    I am in the PW program with a focus on the Digital & Technical Writing track. I have my own site I’ve made from scratch, and it was created using HTML and CSS code. I believe my skills and personality will both easily blend into, and enhance The Writing Center.

    In the link to my website you can find my resume and my portfolio samples. I would appreciate the chance to sit down and talk further about the position if I am considered for it. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon about this opportunity.

    Best Regards,

    -Nick Simon

    1. Please send the requested materials at the bottom of the post to The Writing Center Director, Trixie Smith. Email address is also at the bottom of the post.

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